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Name Human Rights Advocacy
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Start date 30/09/2015
End date 15/12/2015
Objectives This e-learning course provides human rights activists with a range of proven human rights advocacy methods and critical concepts as a means for them to reflect on and deepen their own work. The course will look at the theoretical foundations and critical issues of human rights advocacy, elements of advocacy planning, and strategies for action.
Area of expertise human rights
Target group NGO activists
Content Week 1. Politics, Advocacy, Democracy, Rights and Citizenship
Week 2. Power, Empowerment and Citizen Education and Engagement
Week 3. Advocacy Effectiveness: Factors and Measures of Success
Week 4. Overview of Planning; Analysis of Political and Social Context
Week 5. Identification, Analysis and Definition of Problems; Selection of Priority Issues
Week 6. "Open week"
Week 7. Analysis of Political Arenas and Advocacy Strategies; Selection of Policy Hooks and Angles
Week 8. Analysis of Forces, Friends and Foes; Review and Readjustment of Strategies
Week 9. Messages, Reports and Media
Week 10. Public Outreach and Mobilisation
Week 11. Lobbying and Negotiation; Advocacy Leadership and Coalitions
Language English
Country United States of America
Methodology used The course involves approximately 60 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor/facilitator, webinars and assignments, and is offered over a 11-week period, beginning on 25 April 2012. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions. The main course text will be A New Weave of Power, People, and Politics: An Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation, by Lisa VeneKlaasen and Valerie Miller.
Delivered by Valerie Miller has worked in advocacy, international development, gender and human rights for more than 30 years.
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation.
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=308
Admission requirements The course is intended for staff members of human rights/social justice organisations. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation The course tuition fee is US$ 725. Tuition for auditors is US$ 275.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/human-rights-advocacy/

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